IT Security Audit is the high-level description of the many ways organizations can test and assess their overall security posture, including cybersecurity. You might employ more than one type of security audit to achieve your desired results and meet your business objectives.
In today’s world where cyber security is a must for all businesses, you should have an intuitive understanding of why audits are important. Regular audits can catch new vulnerabilities and unintended consequences of organizational change, and on top of that, they are required by law for some industries – most notably medical and financial.
Here are some more specific benefits to running security audits.
Verify that your current security strategy is adequate or not
Check that your security training efforts are moving the needle from one audit to the next
Reduce cost by shutting down or repurposing extraneous hardware and software that you uncover during the audit
Security audits uncover vulnerabilities introduced into your organization by new technology or processes
Prove the organization is compliant with regulations – HIPAA, SHIELD, CCPA, GDPR, etc.